As a contribution to the wider debate on death and as part of Dying Matters Week 2015, The Corpse Project (supported by RSA London) hosts a discussion on the choices for our body after death. We will be discussing:
How do we lay our bodies to rest in a way which is good for us and the earth?
What are our bodies and 'ashes' made of and what should we do with them?
What do other cultures do and are there new ways of dealing with the body we should consider in 21st century Britain?
The Corpse Project has been set up to promote informed debate and information about the dead body. The session is led by Dr Sophie Churchill FRSA, former Chief Executive of The National Forest, and Richard Barnett FRSA, historian and author of 'The Sick Rose, Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration'.
Please note that whilst everyone is welcome, this (upbeat!) event may not be suitable for someone in the midst of loss or bereavement. There will be images relating to death and decay.
This is a free RSA Fellow led event supported by the RSA London Fellowship Team. However, The Corpse Project will be gathering your views in a structured and anonymous way, to shape future work. There will also be the opportunity to give a donation towards the travel costs of the contributors.
If you have any questions, please email Sophie Churchill: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: The Cartoon Museum, Little Russell Street, WC1A 2HH